USA Today Best Selling Author, Suzan Tisdale, lives in the Midwest with her verra handsome carpenter husband and the youngest of their four children. Currently in year five of a home remodeling project, Suzan believes there is now light at the end of that long, dark tunnel. Her husband promises her that all construction will be done by Christmas. What he refuses to divulge is Christmas of what year.
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ER: Welcome to Embracing Romance, SUZAN TISDALE. To start us off, tell us two things about yourself that would surprise your fans the most about you.
I can’t swim. I’m terrified of being in water above my knees. I think it comes from watching my younger brother almost drown when we were children.
A long time ago… when I was much, much younger, lol, I modeled for an airbrush artist. Unfortunately, the art was destroyed by fire, but I still have one of the photos from that shoot.
ER: What is your favorite all-time romance book(s)?
Honestly, there are too many. But the two ‘series’ I’ll read again and again are Julie Garwood’s Highlander romance novels, and Maya Banks’ Highlander romance novels.
ER: Do you have to have silence when you write, or do you write to music, or to the background noise of TV?
Must have silence. Occasionally, I listen to a Sounds of Nature CD while I write, but other than that, I really can’t write unless it is quiet.
I had to purchase noise- cancelling headphones in order to survive all the construction taking place here at our home this past summer and fall. It was quite loud with all the drills, saws, hammers, and occasional cussing. But it was well worth it!
ER: Are you a plotter or a panster?
Actually, I’m both. I’ll plot to a certain degree, but when I’m actually at my laptop writing, I usually let the voices in my head take me where they wish to go. Sometimes we argue – the voices and me lol – but most of the time, I give them free rein.
ER: Do you have to have your hero’s or heroine’s names before you are able to begin a story? Do you ever change the names at some point?
I chose their names ahead of time. I don’t believe I’ve ever changed a hero’s or heroine’s name after I begin. I might change the names of secondary characters.
ER: What’s next for YOU? Can you tell us about a book or series you are working on now, or have planned for the future?
2016 is going to be a very big year! I’m returning to big books. I’ll be launching my new series, The Mackintoshes and McLarens this spring. There will be at least two books in that series, the first titled, Ian’s Rose. My goal is to launch this new series this spring.
After that, I will move on to The MacDougall’s, where we will return to my very first series, several favorite characters as well as introducing a few new ones. I hope to release the first book in this series later in the year.
There are also a few surprises coming this summer that I can’t talk about just yet. Announcements will be made in my newsletter, on my blog, FB, etc.
Now, with your permission, I would like to pose a question to readers.
What is it you love most about historical romance? What is it about my books that you enjoy? Is it the heroes or heroines? Good verses evil? The sense of adventure?
I will give a few free audio books (mine) to a few lucky winners. We will choose from those who leave a comment or answer my question. 😀
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